Archive for month: April, 2014

It’s time for the intelligent customer

24 Apr
April 24, 2014 This week I’d like to suggest one option to help cure the recent malaise that spawned the elearning manifesto.  In a previous post I wrote about the sad reasons for the existence of the manifesto and the fact that ‘we’ the industry had let this happen on our watch.  It was a post that sparked more comments than previous posts,  both on this website and across Twitter and LinkedIn.  Now it’s time to take action! Story I don’t intend to go over the whole elearning manifesto situation Read more [...]

It takes a lot more than technology to strike gold

17 Apr
April 17, 2014 10th March 2014 will go down in history as the day that skier Kelly Gallagher won ParalympicsGB's first ever gold at the Winter Games with victory in the visually impaired Super-G in Sochi.  Although much was made of the Bluetooth communication between Kelly and her guide, Charlotte Evans, there was a lot more than technology that helped Kelly to this historic win. Story Kelly Gallaher is a 28-year-old from Bangor in County Down in Northern Ireland, She has congenital oculocutaneous albinism, Read more [...]

After 50 years of elearning, e-nough for now!

10 Apr
April 10, 2014 There are times when ‘great minds’ come together and do something that’s meant to be collectively and seriously clever, but actually reveals the deep cracks and divides that lie beneath – and that’s what’s happened recently in the eLearning industry. I have to thank Donald Clark’s “Plan B” blog for drawing my attention to a post entitled “Gang-of-four’s Serious eLearning manifesto – all a bit melodramatic?”  Further investigation took me to the website for the Serious Read more [...]

Alignment requires clarity

03 Apr
April 3, 2014 In the second of my series on alignment, I’ll be looking at the three key components necessary to achieve alignment – starting with clarity. Clarity Clarity is the bedrock of alignment.  Without clarity it’s impossible to be aligned.  In my earlier post I talked about the importance of seeing eye-to-eye with your business. As learning and development professionals, this means two key things: knowing and understanding the plans and priorities of the business, and ensuring the business Read more [...]